Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
measures are temporary, not meant to concentrate powers. sandy, the worst storm to ever hit the jersey shore, also leaving a huge financial dent. new jersey governor chris christie announcing the preliminary cost of the damage is a record-high $29.4 billion, a number expected to rise. new york governor andrew cuomo also planning to ask the federal government for at least $30 billion to help his state in its recovery. meanwhile, new york is getting $27 million in federal funds to hire more than 5,000 sandy cleanup workers. holiday shopping season is off to a record start -- 247 million shoppers visiting stores and websites over the four-day weekend starting on thanksgiving, spending totaling over $59 billion, with the average holiday shopper spending $423. but if you're in the market for a partridge in a pear tree or seven swans a-swimming, you better start saving. this year's "twelve days of christmas" gift list will cost you over $100,000. for "teen kids news," i'm lauren green, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> we're going to take you back to early 1940s. world war ii wa
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thursday's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a settlement on a global level. she indicated that her court is ready to do everything in its power for that purpose. but apple and samsung remained wide apart in their claims. the california court plans to hand down a separate ruling for each of the many cases the two firms have been fighting, making judgments on the amounts of damages and which types of samsung devices violate apple's patent rights.